Kathy Bates was born June 28, 1948 and is an American actress and director. In 1983 she has nominated for the Tony Award for her performance in "'night, Mother". She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in "Misery" and has been twice nominated for Best Supporting Actress. She has also major roles in "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Titanic". She has 14 Emmy nominations and one while working with Chuck Lorre for her portrayal of the ghost of Charlie Harper in "Two and a Half Men".